Control multiplayer spin-off announced, more control games in the works
Control, Remedy 2019’s third-person shooter set in a trippy government facility, gets multiplayer spinoff, Remedy ad Tuesday.
The spin-off, codenamed “Condor”, will be a 4-player “player versus environment” cooperative game. Additionally, it will be developed using Remedy’s proprietary Northlight engine, which Remedy used to develop Control.
In a press release, Remedy said it agreed to co-publish and develop Condor with 505 Games, which previously worked with Remedy to release Control in 2019. 505 Games also released recent games like Ghostrunner, the PC port of Death Stranding and Journey to the Savage Planet.
Remedy also specifies that Condor’s initial development budget is 25 million euros, which will be split between Remedy and 505 Games. That puts it at about the same (or slightly lower) than Control’s stated budget, which Remedy CEO Tero Virtala said. GamesIndustrie.biz was set at “less than 30 million euros”.
Finally, Remedy and 505 sneaked in in that they also made high-level plans for a new bigger budget game in the Control universe. This means that Remedy is currently working on six games, including two in the Control / Alan Wake universe and an undisclosed free co-op game called Vanguard.
In another blog post, Control Game Director Mikael Kasurinen says Control is “first and foremost a world” with many different stories to tell. And while Remedy is best known as a single player game developer, the team at Remedy have a long history of playing and loving multiplayer games and are confident that they can translate that love into a suitable experience.
“We’ll get there, there will be skepticism about multiplayer. But I think we can create shared experiences without compromising the unique DNA of who we are or the stories we want to tell. Yes, we need to rethink our angles. , our techniques, our state of mind, but we see it as an exciting challenge: What would a Remedy multiplayer game look like? “
It’s been a big couple of years for Remedy, which had their most financially successful year in 2020, although he has not released any games. The company also has more than 280 employees.
IGN presented the Control our Game of the Year award for 2019, calling it “bombastic, weird and beautiful”.
Joseph Knoop is Writer / Producer / OOP for IGN.